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  • 21. February 13

    Catholic delegates reflect on WCC’s new mission statement

    In a consultation held in Switzerland, delegates of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) pointed out “inspirations” as well as “challenges” in the new mission statement issued by the World Council of Churches (WCC) last year.

  • 14. January 13

    Dagmar Heller’s book places baptism in ecumenical perspective

    Baptized into Christ: A Guide to the Ecumenical Discussion of Baptism, by theologian Rev. Dr Dagmar Heller, was the topic of a book launch at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland.

  • 1. November 12

    European theologians discuss Christian witness

    Through engaging speakers and discussions, participants at a recent consultation on mission and evangelism explored ways, in which theological education and training programmes on evangelism can relate Christian witness to the changing landscape of Europe.

  • 24. October 12

    Consolidated WCC library opens in Bossey

    The WCC has announced the opening of its consolidated library housed at the Ecumenical Institute, in Bossey, Switzerland. The formal dedication took place 24 October and was attended by WCC staff, Bossey students and faculty, and WCC and Bossey Institute friends.

  • 16. March 12

    On the right track: Realising the rights to water and sanitation

    Church-related organizations have contributed to a book on good practices in implementing the rights to water and sanitation that the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, has launched at the World Water Forum in Marseille, France.

  • 13. March 12

    Churches support right to water and sanitation at the World Water Forum

    Churches join more than 40 national and international NGOs in a “Call to Action” for the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation at the 6th World Water Forum taking place from 12-17 March 2012 in Marseille, France.

  • 16. February 12

    Bossey inaugurates its new guest house and conference hall

    The Ecumenical Institute of Bossey inaugurated its recently renovated guest house and a new conference hall on 14 February.

  • 22. December 11

    WCC consolidates its two libraries into one

    In an effort to reduce costs, and strengthen the research and academic credentials of the WCC's Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, the two branches of the WCC Library will be merged into one library facility at the institute.

  • 4. August 11

    Ecumenical Institute hosts communications students

    The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, outside Geneva, Switzerland, is inaugurating its first summer school by hosting an internationally focused session on communication and religion.

  • 14. July 11

    Students of diverse faiths seek understanding at Bossey

    “Religions as instruments of peace” is the subtitle of a 2011 summer course on “Building an interfaith community”. Twenty-three students from more than a dozen nations have assembled at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland for the course which runs from 4 to 29 July.